No Ramzan Prayers At Saudi Arabia Holy Mosques, India Clerics Also Issue Appeal

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Amid the coronavirus crisis, Saudi Arabia has decided to keep Mecca’s Al-Haram mosque and Medina’s Al-Nabawi mosque closed even during the holy month of Ramzan this year.

Intimation regarding this was given through a tweet posted by Sheikh Dr Abdul Rahman bin Abdul Aziz, head of both the holy mosques.

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He informed that ‘azaan’ (call to prayer) will take place in the Al-Haram and Al-Nabawi mosques but ‘namaaz’ (ritual prayers) will not be allowed there during the month of Ramzan.

Due to the coronavirus crisis, Saudi Arabia had closed both mosques for ‘namaaz’ last month. 

Last week, Saudi Arabia’s Grand Mufti Sheikh Abdul Aziz had appealed to people to offer ‘taraweeh’ (special prayers during Ramzan) and Eid prayers at home.

So far, over 10,000 coronavirus cases have been reported in Saudi Arabia and 103 people have succumbed to the disease.

Ramzan is the holiest month for Muslims across the world. Muslims observe fast on all days during Ramzan and do not consume food and drinks from sunrise to sunset. 

Each day of Ramzan ends with ‘taraweeh’, in which everyone gathers in mosques and offers prayers together.

It is possible that after this declaration, Muslims across the world will offer ‘taraweeh’ and Eid ‘namaaz’ at home this year.

Minority Affairs Minister Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi has said that all religious ‘ulema’ (scholars) and socio-religious organisations have together appealed to the Muslim community to offer ‘ibadat’ (worship), ‘iftar’ (meal eaten to break the fast), ‘taraweeh’ and other prayers at home this year during Ramzan. 

During this, they should also observe social distancing norms, he said.

Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi has also made it clear that the Muslim community has decided on its own to offer prayers at home this Ramzan.

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